Period
to 16 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 16 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North East
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 76 55
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21 +33
Contract jobs citing LAN 27 26 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.50% 1.99% 3.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.15% 9.70% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 40
North East median daily rate £228 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.17% -29.41% +15.25%
10th Percentile £159 £142 £263
90th Percentile £382 £373 £664
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
North East median hourly rate £9.75 £31.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.56% +82.35% -6.82%
10th Percentile £9.49 £21.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £10.00 £41.40 £18.50
England median hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.41% +21.88% -23.81%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 141 268 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.08% 20.47% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 194 197
North East median daily rate £350 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.45% -11.07% +20.69%
10th Percentile £163 £232 £208
90th Percentile £514 £484 £507
England median daily rate £430 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.06% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 13
North East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -16.22% -33.93%
10th Percentile £9.49 £10.50 £10.85
90th Percentile £27.45 £41.75 £42.80
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.21% -24.68%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the North East over the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North East region over the 6 months to 16 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +18 15 £228 -27.32% 16
Durham +2 12 £325 +124.91% 5
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 23 (85.19%) WAN
2 21 (77.78%) Firewall
3 17 (62.96%) Cisco
4 15 (55.56%) Wireless
5 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (44.44%) CCNA
5 12 (44.44%) Palo Alto
6 10 (37.04%) CCNP
7 9 (33.33%) MPLS
7 9 (33.33%) F5
8 8 (29.63%) Network Security
8 8 (29.63%) HP
8 8 (29.63%) Juniper
8 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
9 7 (25.93%) VLAN
9 7 (25.93%) OSPF
9 7 (25.93%) BGP
9 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.93%) Network Management
10 6 (22.22%) Aruba
10 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business
10 6 (22.22%) Skype
10 6 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
11 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
11 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
11 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
11 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (14.81%) VPN
13 3 (11.11%) DNS

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) WAN
2 21 (77.78%) Firewall
3 15 (55.56%) Wireless
4 9 (33.33%) MPLS
5 8 (29.63%) Network Security
6 7 (25.93%) BGP
6 7 (25.93%) OSPF
6 7 (25.93%) VLAN
7 6 (22.22%) Skype
8 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
9 4 (14.81%) VPN
10 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (11.11%) DHCP
10 3 (11.11%) DNS
10 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
11 2 (7.41%) WLAN
12 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.41%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support
5 1 (3.70%) IT Technician
5 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Network Management
2 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.11%) High Availability
4 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 3 (11.11%) Perl
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) CCNA
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (37.04%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 12 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 9 (33.33%) F5
4 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
4 8 (29.63%) HP
4 8 (29.63%) Juniper
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) Aruba
7 3 (11.11%) Citrix
7 3 (11.11%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (7.41%) Meraki
8 2 (7.41%) Polycom
8 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.70%) Dell
9 1 (3.70%) EMC
9 1 (3.70%) Peregrine
9 1 (3.70%) Remedy
9 1 (3.70%) VMware